We were asked this past week to think about the question: “What am I reflecting?”
Two images were presented…the image of Adam & Eve. And the image of Christ.
What is the difference in these two examples? Adam & Eve did not stay turned toward God. Christ (though fully man, and exposed to earthly temptations) never turned from God.
As I pondered this a bit, I wrote a poem…thinking about the outcome of this decision.
REAPING A HARVEST
Into the garden He planted
Man and Woman
With one rule to follow
One tree to avoid
The choice was theirs
And is still ours
To love One with obedience
Or to love self more
The first chose the latter
Reaping a harvest of pain and suffering
But to choose the former
We reap the Spirit’s sweet fruit
*But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)
It is my desire that I remain turned toward God…and that my decisions will result in much fruit.
As usual, I love it. Thanks so much for sharing these posts, Paula.
O…and what a great prayer for all of us, too. Thanks for connecting dots for me–fruit!!!!
Thanks, Davy, for bringing great messages week after week!